Mechanical Engineering

ACCELERATED OPTION: You can earn this degree and a master's in five years and at a significant savings: Accelerated degree option.

Fundamentals

Mechanical engineers research, develop, design, manufacture, and test mechanical devices. The University of Akron offers an undergraduate degree program where students graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. This is the broadest of all engineering degrees offered at The University of Akron with a huge variety of career options once you graduate.

Our comprehensive curriculum teaches students how to apply energy, momentum, and continuity to thermo-fluid and mechanical systems.

Our faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • conduct research year round in state-of-the-art facilities

Akron Advantage

Hands-on research

Experience mechanical engineering firsthand by working alongside faculty at one of our research facilities, including:

  • NSF I/UCRC Center for Tire Research (CenTiRe)
  • 3D Printing of Smart Structures Lab
  • Conquer Chiari Research Center
  • Acoustic/Elastic Composite Metamaterials Lab
  • Computational Aerodynamics Lab
  • Electrospun Polymer Adhesives Lab
  • Micro/Nano Engineering Lab
  • Microelectromechanical Systems Lab
  • Multi-scale Modeling of Damage and Failure of Materials Lab
  • High-Temperature Lab
  • Surface Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Lab
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Structural Mechanics Lab
  • Autonomous Systems Lab
  • Advanced Energy & Sensor Lab
  • Solid Mechanics Lab
  • Human Factors Engineering Lab

Real-world experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the optional cooperative education program in the engineering field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Join one of the award-winning UA design competition teams — Aero Design, Akronauts Rocketry, Formula Combustion, Formula Electric, Human Power Vehicle, or Baja.

Student organizations

Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations and groups including:

  • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honors society)
  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Accreditation accredited-by-abet

The bachelor's degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.


Sample Curriculum


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